Greater Western Sydney beats Swans in AFL playoffs

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Greater Western Sydney has joined Geelong in securing a second-round bye in the Australian Football League playoffs, beating city rival the Sydney Swans 12.19 (91) to 7.13 (55) in a qualifying match on Saturday.

Later Saturday, Adelaide beat North Melbourne 21.15 (141) to 12.7 (79) to advance to a second-round match next weekend against the Swans.

Geelong advanced Friday with a 12.13 (85) to 12.11 (83) win over the three-time defending champion Hawthorn Hawks. Hawthorn's Isaac Smith hooked a shot at goal from 40 meters in the final seconds, allowing the Cats to escape with the two-point win.

The Hawks next play the Western Bulldogs, who had an upset 14.15 (99) to 7.10 (52) win over West Coast to eliminate the Eagles.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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